International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014 will be marked on campus with the showing of two films on Sunday, 26 January 2014, 3.00 PM., “The House on August Street” and “Gatehouse to Hell”.
The screenings will take place in the KTS Lecture Hall, Academic Building, 2nd floor, University of King’s College. Free admission. A reception will follow.
The House on August Street, Ayelet Bargur, director (2007, Hebrew and German with English subtitles, 63 minutes)
“This valuable historical document tells with great expertise and effectiveness the moving story of the children of Beit Ahavah in Berlin and the way they were brought to Israel. The director has made excellent use of varied cinematic tools to create a work which is important, artistically satisfying and engrossing.” HAIFA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, JURY STATEMENT 2007, 2ND PRIZE BEST DOCUMENTARY
“A most impressive way to exhibit the prevailing ambiance in Germany at the rise of the Nazis… Extremely convincing dramatic moments are created through the imaginary dialogue between the director and her great aunt.” BERLINER ZEITUNG, GERMAN DAILY NEWSPAPER
Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs: Gatehouse to Hell (short film, 9 minutes) Members of the audience will receive from The Azrieli Foundation a copy of the memoirs of Felix Opatowski, Gatehouse to Hell.
The Azrieli Series of Holocaust Survivor Memoirs was established to collect, preserve and share the stories written by survivors of 20th century Nazi genocide of the Jews of Europe who later made their way to Canada.
This event is co-sponsored by the University of King’s College, the Azrieli Foundation, and the Atlantic Jewish Council.